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Former American Idol judge and viciously-catty-when-hotter-chicks-than-her-audition person, Kara DioGuardi, has a book coming out this month and a new show on Bravo due up next month to promote, so what better way to do that than discussing personal tragedy and repressed memories for financial gain? Really, is there any other way? E! Online reports:
On being molested at 11:
DioGuardi, whose new show Platinum Hit premieres on Bravo on May 30, reveals that she was repeatedly molested when she was just 11 years old by a family friend’s son who was in his late teens. “On one particular day, he took me into the back shed of his house and put his hands all over my breasts and vagina,” she writes. “I remember freezing and not knowing what to do.”
On being dated raped by a Hispanic dude:
By 2000, DioGuardi’s career started to take off. It was about that time she says that a “fairly known producer” date-raped her after having what she thought was a friendly dinner. “[W]ithin a few hours, he was on top of me, pumping, sweating, and speaking to me in Spanish, not a word of which I could understand,” she writes. She repeatedly told him to stop, but didn’t try to fight him because she was too scared he’d become violent. She never told anyone about the horrific incident because she feared he would ruin her career.
On being sexually harassed by a “hugely successful artist” who was into Russian porn:
A few years later, DioGuardi found herself sexually harassed by a “hugely successful artist.” She was invited to a three-day songwriting trip. But instead of working, she writes, “the trip’s activities consisted of watching Russian porn, scavenging around the kitchen for food [and] leering at two strippers…as they performed sex acts in the living room.” DioGuardi says she continued to work with the artist because, she writes, “I wasn’t gonna let this bastard deter me from doing the job.” She eventually walked away after he chased her around the basement of his suburban home and forced her hand on his privates.
Oh, well la di da, Ms. Kara DioGuardi. Everybody wants to have sex with you. We get it. No need to make such a big spectacle about it. God!